Friday, April 27, 2012

Insta-Friday: Moving Into Spring....

 My word for the year was "move". I picked it back in January because I felt that this year, I needed to move. It's been exactly 1 year since my divorce, since moving out on my own. My word last year was "believe". Last year, I needed to believe in myself, and to trust God to take me where I needed to go.

This year, I felt like I needed to get off my butt. Plain and simple. I felt bogged down with life. I felt like I was going nowhere.

You see, there were so many things that I did when I was married. I cooked, I cleaned, I took care of my family. And then there was only me. Sure, I still have my son every other week, but on the off-week, there is just me. And I didn't know what to do with myself.

Four months in, I feel like I've made a lot of changes.

Change #1: Quit smoking- A work in progress... I'd like to quit. Really, I would. I've been on and off the wagon. I'd like to say I'm getting there and hopefully a final attempt soon! I'm tired of buying them. I chew a lot of gum! I kind of enjoy it. I love bubble gum. It reminds me of childhood.

Change 2: Get outside- I feel like I am doing well with this one. In March, we bought skates. We've been to the roller rink, and to the park, skating. I picked up a pair of roller blades. Never ever roller bladed in my life. Again, it reminds me of childhood, it's something fun that my son and I can do together. Fun.

Took a trip with my son and my nephew to the park a couple of weeks ago. Love the absolute joy on their faces when they swing!

And then, that same day,  we all went for a walk. There's a great walking trail down by my house. I decided to show my sister in law and the boys. The kids wanted to see what was up here, in this flat spot. Was it a big hole? My sister in law helped them climb up. Not a hole, just a flat spot. The boys want to do more adventuring, and I will be happy to do it with them.

Change 3: Make new friends. Most of my friends live far away, or are married, or busy. Finally, after a year, getting to know the people in my neighborhood. My son has made a new friend. Lots of days are spent outside playing lately. I've also made some new friends through dating, and work, branching out, meeting new people.

Change 4: Cooking (again). I had stopped cooking. I ate a lot of sandwiches and cereal. Stuff that was easy. Fast. It didn't seem "worth it" to cook for no one. But guess what? I have found I do have someone to cook for. That person is me. And I'm worth it. This one was a 9:30 pm special on Tuesday night. I got the idea here. Mine does not look as pretty as hers. However, it was delicious. I devoured it in about 5 minutes.

You may be wondering what happened to my "Project Life" posts. Or my "One Little Word" journal. They are in progress. Sometime a few weeks ago I ran out of ink in my printer. So my pictures are imprisoned on my computer. Will get them printed off soon!

Anyway, there is my update. I've gained some momentum. Onwards and upwards.


  1. You're moving forward, congratulations!

  2. Sounds like you're doing a fabulous job.. with your word, with Life!


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